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The Vet: my wild and wonderful friends (Paperback)
  • The Vet: my wild and wonderful friends (Paperback)
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The Vet: my wild and wonderful friends (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 10/11/2011
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Fresh out of university Luke joins a mixed practice in Dorset, run by the stern but benevolent Mr Spotswode and is quickly thrust into the real world of veterinary medicine: truculent farmers, out-of-hours-surgery, nasty biting squirrels, operating on frog's eyeballs and some of the harsher facts of farming life like dealing with an outbreak of foot and mouth and subsequent slaughter. Luke's dream is to set up on his own and find his place in the world. These things, however, are never quite straightforward. Across the course of this memoir, the young vet not only learns much about his trade, but about his own character - and develops a group of close friends - both animal and human - who will stay with his across his career. The most important of these is Cordelia - the woman of his dreams - his quest to win her heart is a marathon!

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444721775
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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'In this book, Luke Gamble tells of the horror of the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak from a personal angle with the terrible consequences on the farmers he visits, challenging you to keep a dry eye. But not content with the challenges of everyday vet work, he embarks on an epic 152-mile run across the Sahara to raise money for his charity and win the heart of his wife Cordelia.' * BBC Countryfile Magazine 4 stars *
'A gamut of emotions; laughter, serious weeping, but always enjoyable' * Clarissa Dickson Wright *
'Luke Gamble is a West Country treasure . . . like Dr Doolittle but real!' * Martin Clunes *
'For anyone who has even the slightest interest in animals, this book is a must read. Luke Gamble is the new James Herriott and Gerald Durrell' * What's Good To Do *

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